Series: Surrealism

The New Irish Constitution

638px-Flag_President_of_Ireland

Following the Irish Government’s decision to modify the constitution of 1937 following a new constitutional convention, the Ice Moon Blog — which has contacts in the highest places in the Irish State — has been able to obtain a secret government memo with a full mock-​up of the new constitution to be amended after the Fiscal Compact Referendum. The following are the…

Dreams of Arson & the Arson of Dreams: Surrealism in ‘68

Emila Medkova Dvojnik denik clanek solo

In a society that has abolished every kind of adventure the only adventure that remains is to abolish that society. —Anonymous striker graffiti, Paris (May, 1968) …and this ol’ world ain’t got no back door. —The Marvelettes, “Destination: Anywhere” (1968) So many studies of surrealism’s activities after the Second World War portray the events of 1968 as…

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: A Cannibal, Surreal & Subaltern Approach to Human Rights

Sliced-Censored-Version-by-Inanis

This paper explores – briefly – four ideas: the concept of the ‘turn to emotions’, the notion of a cannibal theory, legal surrealism and the subaltern perspective on human rights. How we are to think and feel human rights today? This question is situated in a specific historical context, that of our times, which is defined here as the age of…

Manifesto of Legal Surrealism

Max Ernst - Elephant (1921)

First Manifesto (1988) The pedagogy of the imaginary: perspectives of late surrealism for legal teaching Not long ago I took part in an academic selection for the chair of Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires. The examining board expressed that it could not assess my pedagogic proposal for it was too innovative, its efficiency…

An Introduction: Legal Surrealism

Acephale

We thought it might be an interesting idea of post a number of texts of a legal surrealism. We will publish a series of texts from and on the juridical writings of surrealism. As a jurisprudence it has, essentially, been written out of the canon. However, if time is taken over the texts we think they reward a careful reading,…

Anthropophagite Manifesto

Hans Staden: Cannibali del Brasile (1557)

Only anthropophagy unites us. Socially. Economically. Philosophically. The world’s only law. The masked expression of all individualisms, of all collectivisms. Of all religions. Of all peace treaties. Tupy, or not tupy that is the question.1 Against all catechisms. And against the mother of the Gracchi. The only things that interest me are those that are not mine. Law…

Murderous Humanitarianism

Arshile Gorky, Agony (1947)

For centuries the soldiers, priests and civil agents of imperialism, in a welter of looting, outrage and wholesale murder, have with impunity grown fat off the colored races. Now it is the turn of the demagogues, with their counterfeit liberalism. But the proletariat of today, whether metropolitan or colonial, is no longer to be fooled by…

Manifesto of Surrealism

Manifeste du Surrealisme

So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that in the end this belief is lost. Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has trouble assessing the objects he has been led to use, objects that his nonchalance has brought his way, or that he…